Postinfectious bronchiectasis

Case contributed by Dr Prashant Mudgal


An elderly female who is a known case of pulmonary tuberculosis and did not receive a full course of chemotherapy, presented with productive cough and dyspnoea.

Patient Data

Age: 54
Gender: Female

Bilateral lower lobe cystic bronchiectasis suggestive of sequelae of an infective etiology.

Tree in bud pattern in bilateral superior basal segments and mediastenal conglomerate lymphadenopathy is suggestive of endobronchial spread of active infection.

Case Discussion

Bronchiectasis is irreversible dilatation of the bronchial tree and associated with variety of conditions. One of the most common cause is chronic respiratory tract infection. Mosaic pattern is frequently associated with bronchiectasis and represents obliterative pattern.

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Case information

rID: 26202
Published: 5th Dec 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Tag: pm
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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